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Hartley - 1877 (Roll: 1,951)
Nominations: Friday, 26 October 1877, Polling: Thursday, 1 November 1877
Candidate Votes Votes %
Higgins, Patrick 508 42.23
Hurley, John (Re-elected) 695 57.77
Formal Votes 1,203
Informal Votes 27 2.20
Total Votes / Turnout 1,230 63.04
Persons Voting / Turnout 1,230 63.04
Notes: Thomas Brown was nominated and won the show of hands from the hustings, but announced he had retired from the contest, SMH 30 October, p.5 col.2.
Source: Report of nominations 29 October 1877, p.7 col.3-4, results from SMH 6 November 1877, p.3 col.5, including booth results. Result were printed again SMH 8 November p.5 col.7, though Hurley's total was cut to 692. However, earlier totals are used as they correspond to Statistical Register entry. The total votes in the Statistical Register cleary include the 27 informal votes reported in the SMH.